Jim White talks about how "opportunity zones" created by recent legislation could help produce companies update their facilities. ( Photo courtesy Jim White; Graphic by The Packer )

Episode 13 of Tip of the Iceberg Podcast, brought to you by The Packer and PMG, features an interview with Jim White, chairman and CEO of Post Harvest Technologies and Growers Ice Co.

White recently wrote a book about how the Opportunity Zones Initiative — which he describes as the "Hidden Gem in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" — could provide assistance for produce companies looking to invest in updating their facilities. Companies who put money into projects in the "opportunity zones" can benefit from capital gains tax breaks and other incentives. White has also created a map of these areas so companies can easily evaluate whether their projects could qualify. 

You can listen to the full interview on the player below or on popular listening platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or you can read more here about the initiative and watch a portion of Amy Sowder's interview with White.

In case you're new to Tip of the Iceberg Podcast, its name serves as a reminder for listeners that these conversations are just a taste of the vast produce industry coverage provided by The Packer newspaper, PMG magazine and always-updating websites for both brands: ThePacker.com and ProduceMarketGuide.com. Hope you enjoy the conversation!